Important RxJS Operators


In Angular applications, RxJS (Reactive Extensions for JavaScript) is a powerful library used for handling asynchronous and event-based programming using observables. RxJS provides a wide range of operators that enable you to manipulate, transform, combine, and manage observables in a flexible and functional way. These operators make it easier to work with data streams and asynchronous operations in a reactive manner.

Here's an overview of some common RxJS operators and how they can be used in Angular:


The map operator is used to convert the values emitted by an observable into new values.. This is often used to perform some kind of data transformation.

import { map } from 'rxjs/operators';

  map(data => data * 2)
).subscribe(result => console.log(result));


The filter operator is used to remove values from an observable depending on a criterion.

import { filter } from 'rxjs/operators';

  filter(data => data > 5)
).subscribe(result => console.log(result));

mergeMap (flatMap)

The mergeMap operator is used to merge multiple observables into a single observable by applying a function to each emitted value and flattening the resulting observables.

import { mergeMap } from 'rxjs/operators';

  mergeMap(data => anotherObservable(data))
).subscribe(result => console.log(result));


The switchMap the operator is similar to mergeMap, but it switches to a new inner observable whenever a new value is emitted from the source observable, canceling the previous inner observable.

import { switchMap } from 'rxjs/operators';

  switchMap(data => anotherObservable(data))
).subscribe(result => console.log(result));


The debounceTime operator delays emitted values for a specified amount of time and only emits the last value within that time frame.

import { debounceTime } from 'rxjs/operators';

).subscribe(value => console.log(value));


The combineLatest operator combines the latest values from multiple observables whenever any of the observables emit a new value.

import { combineLatest } from 'rxjs/operators';

combineLatest(observable1, observable2).subscribe(([value1, value2]) => {
  console.log(value1, value2);


The catchError operator is used to handle errors emitted by an observable by providing an alternative observable or value.

import { catchError } from 'rxjs/operators';
import { of } from 'rxjs';

  catchError(error => of('An error occurred: ' + error))
).subscribe(result => console.log(result));

These are just a few examples of the many RxJS operators available. Using RxJS operators effectively can help you manage complex asynchronous workflows, handle data transformations, and create more responsive and reactive Angular applications.

Happy Learning :)

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